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Re: Are american evangelicals just a political group

Oh Urs Max, you really do make me laugh & I havenít even had my coffee yet.

Please step away from all attempts at a reasonable discussion dear EFers, it is clear amogles is simply resentful that Trump had Twitter and all forms of social media ripped from his tiny hands. Through this resentment, she has made her sentiments quite known and it isnít pretty ...
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Please step away from all attempts at a reasonable discussion dear EFers

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I'm only on the family/education, cooking and taxes threads these days..

It's safer.
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I'm only on the family/education, cooking and taxes threads these days..

It's safer.
Skon or skowne? Source of endless squabbling in our house. OH is, of course, wrong. It's skowne, jam first or the cream has nothing to stick to.
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Skon or skowne? Source of endless squabbling in our house. OH is, of course, wrong. It's skowne, jam first or the cream has nothing to stick to.
I take it Cornwall is your spiritual home?

I can have them either way .
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Skon or skowne? Source of endless squabbling in our house. OH is, of course, wrong. It's skowne, jam first or the cream has nothing to stick to.

skon! and jam first always!
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Skon or skowne? Source of endless squabbling in our house. OH is, of course, wrong. It's skowne, jam first or the cream has nothing to stick to.
Skowne, totally, and jam first for the same reasons.
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There's no point discussing whether jam or cream goes on first unless you can actually get hold of proper clotted cream. We don't all have the luxury of having Grumpy's shop on our doorstep, and there is no available substitute. Whipped cream just doesn't cut it, and all of the thickened creams in France and Switzerland are soured with acids which makes them completely disgusting in anything sweet.

Decent unsalted butter is therefore my scone topping of choice, on the rare occasions that we make them, and yes, before the jam.

Oh, and it's Skonn, of course.
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Skon or skowne? Source of endless squabbling in our house. OH is, of course, wrong. It's skowne, jam first or the cream has nothing to stick to.
2 things we have to have on first day to the UK everytime- scones, with clotted cream and raspberry jam (not strawberry)- and a good curry . Got an award independent baker opposite and a little cafť with home-made scones just around the corner- and great curry houses, all a bit different.
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I really approve of the direction this thread has gone, despite being an ignorant Texan.
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Old 27.01.2021, 14:59
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Can you all please spare 3mins of your time and take the test
https://www.englishforum.ch/internat...test-3min.html
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Old 27.01.2021, 16:51
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2 things we have to have on first day to the UK everytime- scones, with clotted cream and raspberry jam (not strawberry)- and a good curry . Got an award independent baker opposite and a little cafť with home-made scones just around the corner- and great curry houses, all a bit different.
I had the most amazing scones for breakfast at a hotel in Avignon (the irony!). I mean I liked scones before, but not like that. With jam and cream, properly.
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There's no point discussing whether jam or cream goes on first unless you can actually get hold of proper clotted cream. We don't all have the luxury of having Grumpy's shop on our doorstep, and there is no available substitute. Whipped cream just doesn't cut it, and all of the thickened creams in France and Switzerland are soured with acids which makes them completely disgusting in anything sweet.

Decent unsalted butter is therefore my scone topping of choice, on the rare occasions that we make them, and yes, before the jam.

Oh, and it's Skonn, of course.

Ah, you see, we can get Roddas in the supermarkets here. Though I go for the lactose free options...

Of course butter before jam. I didn't have you down as a total barbarian...


Nope. Skown.
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I take it Cornwall is your spiritual home?

I can have them either way .
You must decide!

Think my spiritual home is the Discworld. Falling that, Derbyshire dales. But with scones.
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Timidly, tentatively sticking my uncultured American head over the parapet, but:

Coop Fine Food Clotted Cream is rather nice.


When it comes to scones, I'm ambidextrous. When partaking with my British friends they are Skonns, on t'other side o' the pond they are Skownes. When in Rome, and all that.

In Switzerland, I'm just so happy when I find good ones that all thoughts of pronounciation quibbles go out the window.
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I had the most amazing scones for breakfast at a hotel in Avignon (the irony!). I mean I liked scones before, but not like that. With jam and cream, properly.
Last time I had decent scones I was in a tea room on the outskirts of Benidorm.
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I made some rather good scones....using a Royal Family Recipe I found online.
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You must decide!

Think my spiritual home is the Discworld. Falling that, Derbyshire dales. But with scones.
Haha, I don't know. I like Derbyshire dales too. When I was looking for a scone recipe I read something funny about a test ; if you use first jam then cream "method" you're Cornwall type and if it's first cream then jam you're from Denver. (spiritually)
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There's no point discussing whether jam or cream goes on first unless you can actually get hold of proper clotted cream. We don't all have the luxury of having Grumpy's shop on our doorstep, and there is no available substitute. Whipped cream just doesn't cut it, and all of the thickened creams in France and Switzerland are soured with acids which makes them completely disgusting in anything sweet.

Decent unsalted butter is therefore my scone topping of choice, on the rare occasions that we make them, and yes, before the jam.

Oh, and it's Skonn, of course.
I agree with meloncollie, my pronunciation varies depending on whether the person is on this side of the pond or that. Jam first. Grumpy was out of clotted cream last I checked.

If you haven't tried it, mascarpone is a decent substitute for clotted cream. My colleague makes the most wonderful gluten-free scones, and she always brings a tub of mascarpone that has a dusting of icing sugar mixed in. It's not clotted cream but the consistency is similar and it's very tasty.
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Derbyshire Dales after years in London- just magical. Will always remember my first visit to Dovedale, and suddenly I felt 'home' - living in Staffs, I got to know the Dales like my back pocket over the years. Can't remember ever having scones there though. More like Bakewell tart. And where I truly discovered the massive variety of British cheeses, at the amazing little Ye Olde Cheese shop in Hartington. Still got many friends in the region. Remember when Alton Towers was just a massive magnificent park, a ruin and one merry go round.

Has this thread digressed a tad
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Derbyshire Dales after years in London- just magical. Will always remember my first visit to Dovedale, and suddenly I felt 'home' - living in Staffs, I got to know the Dales like my back pocket over the years. Can't remember ever having scones there though. More like Bakewell tart. And where I truly discovered the massive variety of British cheeses, at the amazing little Ye Olde Cheese shop in Hartington. Still got many friends in the region. Remember when Alton Towers was just a massive magnificent park, a ruin and one merry go round.

Has this thread digressed a tad
Oh you can have scones anywhere.
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